FIELD AFC finally made their West Riding County Women's Football League debut, with a Second Division game at Golcar United.

A goalless first half saw both teams playing some good football.

After the break, Golcar came out strongly, and within five minutes, a great strike put them 1-0 up.

But soon some great link-up play between Anna Mitchell and Megan Schofield set up Tash Williams to fire in the equaliser.

Field kept battling hard and defenders Ness Dunn, Julia Jefferis, Megan Howell, Gill Rhodes and Emma Tuddenham kept Golcar at bay.

With 10 minutes to go, Mitchell dinked the ball over the Golcar defence for Jess Davies to run on to, and slot away the winner to make it a great start to league life for Field.

Silsden played the first of two key Premier Division games against Thackley.

Silsden started lively, creating plenty of chances.

A well-worked ball down the line and cross found its way out to Becca Brown, who slotted it away.

Great link-up play in the middle resulted in Poppy Best slotting the ball past the outstretched keeper.

Then a brilliant ball over the top saw Nic Frankland nestle the ball into the back of the net to give Silsden a 3-1 advantage at the break.

The second half saw Thackley’s keeper frustrating Silsden.

However, a Bob Gaines free-kick from the halfway line bounced over her and into the back of the net, for a 4-1 victory before the reverse fixture at Dennyfield.

In the Third Division, Athletico took some time to break down a physical Crofton Sports, but were 2-0 up at half-time.

There was good play from Ikra Ali and left-back Aqsa Ahmad, while Sadyha Akhtar scored three and Megan Sparkes four in the eventual 7-0 win.

Queensbury Celtic had a tough game at a hard-working, energetic Horsforth SM.

Queensbury were leading 2-1 but ended the first half 4-2 behind.

There were well-taken goals from Elisha Waters, and a pair of braces from Katie Waters and Shoanna Clark, but in the end it was a 9–5 loss for Queensbury.

Skipton Town put in a strong performance against Huddersfield Amateur for their First Division game at Marley ACC.

The 3-0 win saw the Skipton keep their fourth clean sheet on the bounce, with goals from Harriet Brewer, Holly Morgan, and player of the match Emily Throup, who put away her eighth of the season.

Ilkley Town prepared for this Sunday’s meeting with divisional leaders Leeds United U21s by hosting a friendly fixture against Bradford City’s U23s.

City’s early opener was cancelled out by Eva Curran’s equaliser three minutes later.

Ellie Wilson made some acrobatic saves, but City went on to win 4-1, with goals from Crystal Knapton, Gemma Fidler and Maya Schofield (2).

An under-strength Bradford (Park Avenue) played a North East Regional Women's League Southern Division game at Barnsley.

Avenue’s Annie Roberts made some excellent saves but it was a poor first half that saw them lagging behind 7-0 at the break.

A better second half saw Emily McNulty pull one back, but Bradford ended up on the wrong side of a 10-1 scoreline.

Avenue are due to host Hull United in the League Cup this weekend, with details to be confirmed.